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Pungo Pantry in Virginia Beach is a rising business which focuses upon fresh, local ingredients

BY JANE BLOODWORTH ROWE VIRGINIA BEACH — You have to love to cook to channel your passion for home-baked goods into a career – and perfecting your recipes takes patience and a sense of humor, according to Megan Brassart of Pungo… Continue Reading

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Agriculture: Efforts continue to connect veterans, Virginia farmers to build food security, opportunity

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE A gathering called American Farmer tonight in Hampton will benefit the Virginia chapter of the Farmer Veteran Coalition, which aims to link veterans and the agriculture industry to get them farming. The tribute to farmers will include… Continue Reading

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A bit about biddies at New Earth Farm in Virginia Beach

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PUNGO — Sometimes, even among friends, it seems like English-speaking folk aren’t speaking the same language. Don’t worry. This isn’t about politics, unless baby chickens are partisan. This is about chicks.  Or biddies.  Biddy has long been a… Continue Reading

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Biologist studies betterment of local berry crops through mason bee pollination

BY JIM WASHINGTON NORFOLK — When it comes to strawberries, why not bee fresh bee local? That’s what occurred to Lisa Horth, a research biologist at Old Dominion University, two years ago regarding the strawberry crop in Virginia Beach.  Strawberry farmers… Continue Reading